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Re: Debian 2.2 Release.

On Mon, Jun 26, 2000 at 10:35:49PM +0200, Tomasz Wegrzanowski <maniek@beer.com> was heard to say:
> On Mon, Jun 26, 2000 at 03:26:29PM +0200, Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> > (seriously, I expect it to be about 3 weeks from now)
> Potato is 5 months old now.
> It will be half year old at time of release,
> and this is not reasonable age in free software world.

  Maybe we need a new motto: "if it's not obsolete, it's not Debian!" :-)

> What about freezing woody one week after releasing potato
> and releasing it after no more than one month of freeze ???

  I liked an idea proposed earlier, which was basically to separate
"application" programs, which generally change rapidly, are not involved in
complex dependency situations, and are primarily maintained upstream, from
library packages and Debian infrastructure, and to release them on a faster
cycle.  This requires a lot of work though, and probably isn't practical.

  Another idea might be ajt's "testing" distribution.  From what I've heard,
that has a lot of promise for alleviating some of the problems; I'm interested
to see what happens when it's integrated into the archives (I've heard this
will happen after the woody release?)  I wouldn't be surprised if this ends up
approximating the above behavior anyway, in which case the problem might be
  I think we've tried the "short cycle" thing already; trying something new
seems like a good idea..


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